Project Manager, Director, and Editor in Columbus, Ohio
David Fachman the founder and president of The Scare Factory began his professional career in Entertainment in 1984 with the creation of the Concert/Special Events promotion and production firm PromoWest Productions, Inc. As the Company’s Vice-President and Co-Owner, David was responsible for both daily operations and also for overseeing the technical production needs of the Touring Acts performing at the companies concert venues. Over his 14 year career, David produced a wide variety of more than 250 concerts and events each year, in venues as diverse as intimate 1700 seat theaters to multi-day outdoor festivals attended by crowds of more than 200,000 people.
In 1993, David combined his technical capabilities with Art and Design staff from The Columbus College of Art and Design to create The Scarefactory, Inc., a three-dimensional design and fabrication studio that combines art and technology to create fantastic animated creatures their scenic environments.
In 1994 PromoWest was one of three partners in the creation of the 11 Million Dollar 22,000 seat Polaris Amphitheater. David was on-site throughout the majority of the construction phase of the project. He went on to act as Producer for all of the acts performing in the inaugural season, including The Eagles, Janet Jackson, and Phil Collins.
In 1995, David created his first theme park attraction, which he co-operates with the Six Flags family of Parks.
In 1996, The Scarefactory launched its first catalog line of characters and props for sale to the Themed Attraction Industry.
In 1997, David and his wife Alice welcomed son Cameron into the world on July 17, 1997. David continues to produce numerous events culminating with producing stadium tour dates for the national tours for U2’s- Popmart Tour and The Rolling Stones- Bridges to Babylon Tour. In 1998, as consolidation continued within the concert industry, SFX, Inc. bought the Polaris Amphitheater. David sells his interest in PromoWest to devote himself full time to The Scarefactory, Inc.
Since 1998, The Scarefactory has continued to grow and now services more than 250 clients each and every year.